News & Announcements

CALS one of 78 organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Big Read Grant

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is a recipient of a $14,900 grant to host the NEA Big Read: CALS. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.


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Little Rock to Host Digital Bookmobile National Tour Event

What: Unique traveling exhibit traveling from coast to coast. Presents an interactive reading experience to learn about and try ebooks and audiobooks available through Central Arkansas Library System.

  • Community members can explore the digital services available at public libraries in the Little Rock area.
  • Readers can learn how to browse and borrow from Central Arkansas Library System’s digital catalog of ebooks and audiobooks.

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Lit Fest Sweet 16: Literary Luminaries, Chefs’ Specials, Music and More

 

Notable authors, including Pulitzer Prize and James Beard Award winners, television producers, artists, and one of the Little Rock Nine are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) sixteenth annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 25-28, 2019. Events will be held at CALS Library Square and many other Little Rock venues.


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New York Times Bestselling Author Coming to CALS

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will host a book signing featuring bestselling author Greg Iles on Thursday, March 7, noon at Ron Robinson Theater, Library Square, 100 Rock Street. Iles will sign copies of his new novel, Cemetery Road, and a limited number of backlist books with purchase of Cemetery Road.


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CALS Expands Telescope Lending Program, Plans Educational Series

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has purchased new telescopes for the CALS Telescope Program with funds from an Arkansas Space Grant Consortium grant and the assistance of our partner for this program, the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society (CAAS). There are now 30 telescopes available for CALS patrons to borrow. Thanks to the partnership with CAAS,


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CALS Announces Not-Quite-Holiday Film Fest

It’s a wonderful life, unless you happen to find yourself in Nakatomi Tower on Christmas Eve. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater, 100 Rock Street in Library Square, has announced the lineup for its series of holiday films, the Not-Quite-Holiday Film Fest, running from Tuesday, November 27, through Thursday,


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Central Arkansas Library System Sets Food for Fines Dates

Shed unwanted library fines this holiday season. The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is continuing its tradition of helping those in need by holding its annual Food for Fines event from Sunday, December 2, through Saturday, December 8.

Food for Fines gives patrons an opportunity to help others in central Arkansas and to reduce fines for overdue library materials.


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Where Should We Go? Help Plan the Library’s Future

The Central Arkansas Library System is undergoing a strategic planning process, and we’d like your input and comments.  As part of the process, we are conducting an online community survey.  We encourage all residents – whether or not you use the Library regularly – to complete the survey.

The community survey is available online (English | Español) through December 29th. 


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